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identified only as ethan was kidnapped from a school bus in midland city last week by a man who shot and killed the bus driver on board. the fbi spent days negotiating with the kidnapper. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. they stormed the bunker yesterday in the afternoon after dykes became agitated and they feared ethan may be in imminent danger. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> neighbors say they heard a bang and some gunshots but authorities are releasing few details about the rescue. dykes was killed during the raid. >>> an irany war veteran accused of murder is on suicide watch in a texas jail. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. former seal chris kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> a bipartisan gun control bill will be introduced on capitol hill today. that legislation would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address the president's requested assault weapons ban. mr. obama was in minne
to the community here in midland city. >> he's a special child, endured a lot. it's by the grace of god that he's okay. >> reporter: singletary was on the bus with ethan when dykes grabbed him. >> happy, relieved, and halleluia. >> reporter: it's believed dykes may have taken the boy hostage in order to air grievances. >> he has a story that's important to him although it's very complex. >> reporter: authorities have not yet revealed how dykes died nor any further details of the raid. teresa garcia, cbs news, midland city, alabama. >> that boy identified only as ethan will turn 6 tomorrow. >>> an iraq war vet suspected of killing a former navy seal and another man is on suicide watch in a texas jail. officials say 25-year-old eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. court documents suggest the motive for the killings was to take the truck of chris kyle who wrote a best-selling book about his military experiences. kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> on capitol hill today, a b
, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >> new this morning, oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that left one person dead and another wounded last night. the shooting happened just before 11 p-m in the area of 23rd street and telegraph avenue. that's near the oakland art murmur gallery walk. one person died at the scene and another was injured and taken to the hospital. no suspects are in custody. >> there are still few answers this morning after the discovery of the body of a teenage girl in a fairfield park. all authorities will say is that the unidentified teen was last seen boarding a bus to school in suisun city two miles away on thursday. a passerby found the girl
ramon. a seven-year survey determined many speed limits in the city were just too slow and most drivers were already going faster than the posted limit. the hope is slightly higher speed limits will ease traffic congestion. >> i think people drive that fast, five or ten miles over the speed limit anyway. i don't see any accidents or anything so it doesn't concern me. >> here's a look at the san ramon streets where the limits are to be raised. the new limits will take effect february 22. limit won't be raised on residential streets or roads near schools >>> another will be pressured into citing the pledge of allegiance at the el cerrito council meetings. they voted to change the 30lecy for future meetings. they will still say the pledge but those who don't want to will be invited to observe a moment of silence instead. they voted to change the policy for future meetings. >> one of the things that came up in our strategic planning for the city was a limitation of the city we do things because that's the way we have always done them. i want to
, alex savage. >> expect a large dui crack down before, during and after the game. cities across the bay area are setting up checkpoints like this one last night. a large show of force is a warning that drunk driving won't be tolerated. alcohol related car crashes increased 75% on super bowl sunday. >> you have the lights out. you have the cars out. we have the motorcycles out. we are trying to make a big impression that this is a big event and big thing for people not to do. >> in addition to checkpoints patrols will look for intoxicated drivers. bartenders, restaurant servers and people hosting super bowl parties can be held responsible if a drunk guest getting in to an accident. >> 49ers know they will have a big battlel tomorrow. joe joining us live from outside the super dome this morning in new orleans. good morning joe. >> reporter: good morning. i think we have got tone gotten to the point where we want to start playing but we are most familiar with the niners but the ravens are a good team and they have gone the under dog route. they had to win three playoff games. they had a
in a small bunker in midland city until the rescue yesterday afternoon. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> fbi says agents stormed the bunker after suspected jimmy lee dykes became agitated. former assistance director for the fbi said they used flash- bang devices and raided the bunker >>> an iraqi vet accused of killing two men is on suicide watch in texas. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after becoming aggressive. court documents suggest the motive for the killings was to take the truck of chris kyle, who wrote a best-selling book about his military experiences as a sniper. kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation.
wanted to be in the video but the most intimidating players were chosen. live from daly city, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> our live team coverage of the 49ers and the super bowl continues in new orleans with joe fonzi. joe, you've been talking to one of the greatest nfl players of all times. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. one of the greatest landmarks is this hotel. a man had a young brier who was homesick. so he had this made for you and when she looked out door, she could see rows of corn from iowa. 23 years ago, one of the heroes of the super bowl was jerry rice. we caught up with him yesterday. it won't surprise you to learn that that game was one of his best memories of new orleans. >> 55-10 against the denver broncos. i will never forget it. that was my second super bowl and i was -- i think i was more relaxed and -- and i had a chance to enjoy the experience. sometimes you get caught up and you have blinders on. and you don't see everything happening around you. you are able to take control of the football game. it was a super bowl. >> repo
was reported missing thursday in nearby suisun city, and was found friday morning. right now. her death is being investigated as a homicide. kron 4's alecia reid has been covering the investigation and she brings us the latest information from police. >> she was really nice she had a fun personality and a beautiful blue eyes. >> reporter: flowers keep coming in from this foster child that was found dead. this is the person that found the body. >> right there, with her face down and her legs out the most horrible thing i hope i never see anything like that again. she was right there and it totally nude. face down in the third she did not work real issue looked like a mannequin >> reporter: he willingly gave up his dna and has been ruled out a suspect. this news has been a terrible for this community. >> he has to classis and each day he gave her a hug. when he heard that it was her he says that that cannot be her. she is a good girl. and i was told just to let tam morning >> reporter: the school will be providing counseling and there are cameras all over the city following up on leads. t
and businesses in one city. russian sciencists say it was the size of a school bus and was traveling at 40,000 miles an hour. it created a blast similar to 300-tons of dynamite. pieces caused craters20 feet wide. damage is estimated to be $33 million. it happened hours before the close call with a large ast era," d. it came with in 17,000 miles of earth. the crowd gathered to catch a look at the space rock. the light shows up in the sky are peaking the public's interest as well as congress. they say they will hold a hearing on so-called killer asteroids to find better ways to identity and address potential dangers. we have posted more of the video from that explosion. look for the video player right there on the front page. >> san francisco police need your help as they search for a man suspected of multiple attacks on women. he is a suspect in two random attacks and they say both involved women walking alone early in the morning. both victims say a man approached them from the opposite direction. suddenly started punching them and then ran away. one happened last month and one this month
to the 100 block of glamor city place. when they arrived they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds to their upper bodies. they were rushed to the hospital and expected to survive. police say this was a drive by shooting officers say the vehicle where the gunshots came from was a black suv. police say it appeared words were exchanged between the victims and whoever was in that suv the shooting has unsettled the people who live here. >> surprised. but i was sleeping last night and then my wife heard shots and she woke up and she was telling me that somebody got shot and i heard the cops outside. >> reporter: police say the shooting is possibly gang related. they will find out more once they interview the victims at the hospital. officers are there standing by. this is the second drive by shooting that happened over night. about one hour later a mile away near doben and jackson avenue. shots were fired in that neighborhood. we are told those bullets hit a car and home. no one was injured. they are not sure if those two drive by shootings are related. coming up later in the newscast, w
in san francisco. but next season will be the teams last at the stick. the city has announced plans to demolish the stadium after the team moves south to its new home in santa clara. kron 4's charles clifford has more >> reporter: candlestick parks sits about 5 and a half miles south of downtown san francisco. the stadium was built in the late fifties as a home for the san francisco giants, the 49ers started using it in 1971. the giants moved out in 2000 and the next nfl season will be candlesticks last. for more than fifty years candlestick park has been home to sports, concerts, and more than a few memorable moments, among the highlights was the 1989 loma prieta earthquake, which shook the stadium on live television during the world series. there was also this pass from joe montana to dwight clark, which was immortalized as the catch that sent the 49ers to superbowl 16. candlestick park is currently run by the san francisco recreation and parks department, but after the 49ers play there last game here next season, developer lennar urban will take over. lennar is the same company t
. >>> well, the city of san francisco reportedly plans to demolish the current home of the 49ers with a big bang. brian flores tells us what's gonna happen at candle still park. that's coming up at -- standle stick park. that's -- candlestick park. that's coming up at 7:43. >>> police are investigating the fourth homicide of the year. this is on audibon drive. a teenaged boy was killed overnight. janine de la vega is live with more. >> reporter: good morning. this area is located near mclaughlin and felon. i just spoke with one neighbor who says she had a hard time sleeping last night. she watched as the young man died in front of her. you can see some of the damage left other. this is where a bullet pierced this minivan. this car was got involved in the shooting. police say just after 9:00 last night, a group of teenagers were driving near clements. when police got to the scene, they found two-- two teenaged boys. >> i heard like a -- like at least six gunshots and then some tire squeaking. that's about it. i didn't pay much attention to it. my sister came knocking on the door and said go
. >> the toll plaza is looking good for the west bound trip out of oakland into the city. >> off the san mateo bridge the drive 12 minutes from end to end. >> south bound 101, the golden gate looking good for those of you coming out lynne county. >> thank you erica. we will begin the news. police find three men shot to death in a home. we have video of the crime scene it happen at a house on ross station road just outside of sebopol. >> at this point, investigators say they do not believe this was a murder-suicide adding to a least one of the victims is connected to the home or the shooting happened. police said a brother of one of the victims of the bodies. we spoke to investigators here's what they had to say. >> we spoare not releasing the victims' names. this is not a random crime. i do not believe there is any danger to the sonoma county citizens. >> there are three homes and a cabin on that property which is located near the iron horse vineyards. the bodies were found inside the cabin at this point, police have no suspect or motive. >> in san francisco a man is recovering this morning af
the approaches. >> the san mateo bridge looking good the west bound trip toward foster city and south bound 101, the golden gate the drive 14 minutes from novato into the city. >> things are back to normal this morning a berkeley street after police standoff shutdown the area. >> police surrounded the residence in the 1600 block of addison street where a man believed to be armed with handguns, was holed up inside around 7 last night. >> police said the standoff started when they responded to a recall of a loud argument between two people in the 2200 block of san paolo ave. >> one person in connection with the argument has been arrested. he is believed to be the government's brother. at some point of the incident, a shot was fired although it is not immediately clear where the shooting occurred or at what time. no word on if the gunman has been arrested. >> in other bay area new santa cruz police held a community meeting after a string of violent crimes in the area has put the community on edge. >> within the past week and have very >> green meeting authorities when over plans and night as court
to close a cut power to stock of texas, oklahoma and kansas. kansas city announcing their airport closed throughout the day here is live picture to show you in some tape as well. here are the conditions in three different areas. this is video of oklahoma city, denver and midland, texas. it is in the oklahoma city and denver are just covered in snow. what's been a big issue for texas also is the wind. the amarillo airport was shut down yesterday but is expected to open this morning. >> for their big delays expected at chicago o'hare this afternoon. and i want to check with your carrier. >> 7:05 a.m. is a time. a developing story out of east oakland where police were involved in a standoff over like a suspect barricaded himself inside of a home. it's started yesterday's markeafternoon in the area of 87 avenue and birch st.. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news. residents in the neighborhood were told to stay in until it was over. >> we have got more that the situation has been resolved that sometime overnight the suspect got tired and ssurrendered peacefully. >
by vet >>> some streets will soon have higher speed limits as the city of san ramon, as a result of a 7-year survey that determined many speed limits were just too slow in town. hope is slightly hyper speed limits will ease traffic congestion. the new speed limits are set to take effect on february 22. >>> nobody will be pressured into reciting the pledge of allegiance at el cerrito city council meetings. the council opened with a pledge last night and then voted to change its policy for future meetings. they say they will still say the pledge but those who don't want to do so will be invited to observe a moment of silence instead. >> one of the things that came up in our strategic planning for the city was that limitation of the city is that we always -- we do things because that's the way we've always done them. so i want to make sure if we continue to recite the pledge, it's a conscious decision that it's the best way to start our meetings. >> no members of the public spoke against the proposal to make the pledge optional. >>> leaders of th
and debris. the city considers the couple's home a public nuisance. there are broken allowances and furniture and old carpets and paint cans. family has been working on a remodel for decades and battling the city for as long. san mateo officials say the property is a safety hazard especially the supposed insulation and wiring. if they do not fix the violations city workers will go in and do it for them and send the owners the bill. >> it is 5:14. a mild morning here in the bay area and i was looking with sympathy at those people in mobile, alabama, and the reporter looked cold. >> and it will be cooler but it will stay dry as we head through the holiday week. coming up on 5:15 and from the east bay hills camera at emeryville to san francisco, clear sky there. we will move on to live doppler 7 hd covering bay area you can see how dry it is on radar and the lack of clouds this morning. temperatures yesterday, check this out, we ran in the 60's to low 70's in oakland and the scene airport at 71 was a record high temperature. we may hit that again today with most of our records in the upper 70's.
bridge toll plaza. >> it is not backing you up. the other lines look good out of oakland to the city. >> the san mateo bridge is a typical commute. a few more cars headed in the west bound direction for foster city. >> south bound 1 01, the golden gate bridge the drive is 23 minutes from the bottle into san francisco-- from navato . >> off no incidents for interstate 280. >> speeds are definitely over 50 mi. per hour. >> thank you erica 4:19 in is the time. >> enjoy the beaches, but stay away from the water. >> that is the message from the u.s. coast guard, the national parks service and california state parks department. >> it organizations want to heighten awareness and emphasize the dangers that exist at beaches along the california coast. they are trying to get the word out about how dangerous the rip tides, sneaker ways and high surf are to people. the victims of the recent drownings occur just before the holidays and into the new year had been made locals, not tourists, frothing agencies to send out the message that the ocean can be both unpredictable and dangerous at any time
for the city. 74 santa rosa. 69 in oakland. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast highlights big changes. we will continue to be warm for the next couple of days. a cold front will drop down from north to south by tuesday in to wednesday. >> that will bring light rain. potentially a half inch. the cold air will settle into the bay area. bringing temperatures down. >> more cloud cover by the middle of next week. we had significant changes in your forecast over the next seven days. >> in the traffic center no hot spots. we do have a fog advisory in effect for your bay bridge ride. it looks hazy. turning to traffic coming from the nimitz freeway approach. traffic is light in the area. we have overnight road work. the ride is looking good in terms of no accidents. >> the san mateo bridge clear conditions the drive 12-13 minutes. >> south bound 101, the golden gate there is a dense fog forming for some of our north bay valley is. james. >> thank you erica. >> police still waiting for confirmation that the charred remains found in burn cavan in the san bernardino mountains are, in fact, those
? >> guys, so much going on down there. this city knows how to do it right. the first time new orleans hosts the super bowl since hurricane katrina. a rashlgab a remarkable job getting this city ready for the thousands converging upon new orleans. the music plays 24 hours a day. a lot of the fans we spoke to. they are divided into three groups, ravens fans, 49ers fans, and people looking for any excuse to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. got that? we will check in with the harbaugh brothers who will be going up against each other and catch up with some celebrities. so much more coming up. we'll check back in a bit. >> sounds like somebody did an all nighter. >> i think so. for work. had to do it for work, right, jenna? >> toothpicks. am i flurry eyed yet? all for work. >> we'll see you in a bit. >>> in terms of other news, a new milestone for wall street. dow closes for the first time since the financial crisis. what that means for you and your money. >> and a new chapter for hillary clinton. former secretary of state is waking up this morning. probably still sleeping in. without
fight. people are just hitting back and forth. technically, this is not a city sanction yvette. they have done this for years. its cost about so many dollars for them to clean up all of this last year. >> there was a shooting outside of a school in san leandro and we do have a live reporter on the scene. we will be back with more in a minute. a minute. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. when you bundle tv and internet. on beautyrest and posturepedic. financing and save up to $500 get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. but only through presidents' day at sleep train. real big deals of the week. or how to keep from driving all ove
city it will be 48 degrees. by about 10:00 a.m. we will seek a mix of '50s and '60s. sixties are the green color on this train. widespread sixties until noon in and '70s will pam pop up which is the yellow color. for everyone headed out this evening by about at 8:00 we are expecting '50s. 73 for los gatos 72 degrees expected for san jose, and in the valley we're looking at low '70's. upper 60s for the east bay shores. union city upper 60s. 66 degrees expected for ocean beach. upper 60s and low 70's for the north bay we'll be driving down to the low fifties by tuesday. another round of light rain on thursday. it is about >> a santa cruz county man and school district employee has been arrested. he's suspected of touching children and exposing himself. authorities say 51 year old carl guerin of live oak was taken into custody on wednesday. guerin is the director of technology at the scott's valley unified school district. but he does not have contact with students. his alleged crimes are believed to be isolated events with children he met outside of the school more information
mateo bridge, the tillites towards foster city. east bound into a word and the golden gate bridge with a pretty easy drive. with areas of dense fog. >> we begin this morning with news out of the east bay. where police in pittsburg are searching for a hit and run suspect who injured a woman and her three young children. the incident happened on crestview drive, last night near leland road. two of the children were on their bikes. the third. in a stroller. all four victims were taken to hospitals. one of the children was airlifted to children's hospital in oakland. police have not yet released a suspect description. >> police are searching for two suspects who they say brutually attacked an elderly woman during a home invasion in san jose. you're looking at a sketch of one of the suspects. they say it all started last friday night when a 75- year-old woman noticed two men outside trying to break into her daughter's car. the woman opened a home windo and tried to scare the men away. that's when she was attacked by one of the suspects. the victim's son-in-law says he's in disbelief ov
. >> 20 60s into the afternoon. antioch 62. mid 60s for hayward and fremont. >> daly city upper 50s. 62 downtown san francisco. >> satellite and radar shows clear conditions, dry conditions which will continue for the rest of the week and as we transition into the weekend. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast highlights warm weather ahead of us. upper 60s into friday. temperatures getting close to the 70 degree mark. pleasant conditions as we start the next work weeks. >> we will have more details on your extended forecast in my next report. >> we do have a hot spot southbound 880 the nimitz freeway approaching west eighth street. no backups on the traffic maps. according to chp there are some delays to the area. the sig alert went into effect at 1:00 a.m. this morning. >> the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza is an easy ride out of oakland from all the approaches. >> the san mateo bridge westbound traffic across highway 92 is a good drive. 12-13 minutes drive time. >> the golden gate bridge, south bound 1 01 is delay free for those of you driving at of the north bay. >> jam
a big city like manhattan, right? >> of course. it's a shock wave, basically. the physics of it is it hits the earth's atmosphere and feels like a brick wall to it. because of how fast it is moving. and when you hit a brick wall you basically explode. that's what happened here. exploded in midair. that shock wave shatters glass or anything sort of fragile and breakable over a huge radius. remember the oklahoma city bomb that destroyed the building it hit, but of course much glass was broken in the surrounding area. that's the effect of a shock wave air blast of an explosion of this kind. >> this seems to have come without warning. is this the sort of thing that scientists aren't able to detect in the atmosphere? >> yeah. below a certain size asteroid, they come in without warning. exactly. above a certain size, a radar can detect them. the military certainly has a smaller threshold for what they can see coming in. by the time you see them coming in, there's no defense against them. something this size is not going to render the human species exstint. something large enough
, developing news right now. just coming into the newsroom.the last picture of the 13-year-old suisun city girl that was found murdered in a fairfield park. genelle conway-allen's body was discovered on friday. kron 4's grant lodes shows us where she was last seen alive and where her body was found. >> this is a few points of interest. where she was last seen. here's a map showing a few new points of interest, and where genelle was last seen. she left her suisun city home thursday morning, went to school at green valley middle school thursday. did not come home thursday aftrnoon and was reported missing about 6:00 thusday night. the images we just saw of genelle were from late afternoon thursday at the intersection of east tabor and grande circle in faircield. that's more than 3 miles from where her body was found early friday morning.at allan witt park. that is the latest. >> pam: that is the last picture of genelle taken. haazig madyun spoke to worried neighbors. >> this is the last surveillance total, at issue is not returning from school. with an update from fairfield police. however reside
that had the city's stamp on it. police arrested 44-year-old robert chapel later that day at another recycling center which had been warned he might show up. during a search of the van, police found 600 pounds of stolen copper wire and tools used by metal thieves. >>> investigators in santa clara county are out there searching for a man and a woman accused of trying to lure an 11- year-old boy in their car. police say it happened yesterday morning, right in front of the boy's home on rucker avenue in unincorporated gilroy. authorities say the boy was taking out the trash when someone in a parked car called him over. the boy scott scared and ran nook into his house. police describe the man as hispanic. in his 30s. he has an average build, was wearing a baseball cap. the woman, hispanic in her 20s with very long dark hair and was in dark clothing. their car is described as a tan compact car, similar to a mini cooper. >>> yes, it's valentine's day. very few businesses probably enjoy the day more than flower shops. claudine wong is live at the flower shop which is preparing for a busy da
indonesia. >> palo alto police are investigating an attempted child kidnapping. in one of that city's quiet neighborhoods. kron four's jeff bush shows you where it happened and who police are looking for palo alto police say it happened about this time of day. it was about 5:30 monday afternoon. an 11 year old girl was riding her bike along emerson streetsouthbound. that's when she says this man was yelling obceneties at her as she approached. that scared her but what scared here even more is when he ran out into the street and tried to grab her. she peddled harder and got away and made it home where she told her parents what had happened to her. take a look at this sketch obtained by kron four. you can see there is a high degree of detail in the sketch. the suspect is described as a white male in his 30's, about 140 to 160 pounds with balding, light color hair and round glasses. palo alto police say they are on the lookout for this man. our kids are our most valuable resource and law enforcement takes things very seriously any time a child is involved, especially and 11 year old girl. many
. the 46 year- old was a resident of central city, colorado is expected to be transferred to the sonoma county jail. police say he is response for three manfuresponsible for n found dead february 5th the cabin for the bill. investigators believe the men were waiting for someone was going to sell the marijuana when they were allegedly killed by cappello. >> the san francisco giants will join city officials today to make a major announcement regarding the mission rock project. the project would transform pier 48 along the embarcadero and to a manufacturing facility. the 24 a. project is currently being developed by the san francisco giants. >> it is one of the largest urban mixed use projects in the country. >> the project is backed by an enormous economic boost for the city by creating thousand jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars. we will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news for over 60,000 california foster children, nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sle
of the city to lock their doors and windows. there's been rise in home burglaries. most of the burglaries are happening during the day. 7078 am and here's a look at the golden gate bridge. traffic is moving well. >> traffic headed into san francisco where it is 48 degrees, looking for a high of 55 this afternoon. >> a hearing just wrapping up moments ago for a georgia zimmerman. he is charged with second-degree murder of shooting death of a tray by martin. --trayvon. martin would have turned 18 years old today. at the trial is scheduled to start june 10th. the defense is seeking a trial delay, but prosecutors are objecting. the shootings one-year anniversary is february 26th. new this morning out of this again of possible, explosion at a home about 15 minutes outside of detroit. this is an melvindale, michigan. firefighters a handicapped man lives in the home is reportedly not been accounted for. it is unclear whether he was in the home when the explosion happened. >> if that we've ignored it would have happened? >> i'm with you mark, i'm on the fence about this. >> i will ask it gary abo
is expected to face questions from senate republicans say about his tenure at city group during its downward spiral during the 2008 financial crisis. political analysts say the growing will make for a tougher confirmation hearing and then white house officials and initially anticipated. flu would succeed to indict the are aware this resigned last month. little is currently the white house chief of staff. senators have expressed criticism of the $1 million bonus lu received shortly before see group got a $300 billion federal guarantee to take are the bank's elite mortgage-backed securities. and the report and the national hurricane center says super storm sandy was a deadly is hurricane to hit the northeast 40 years and the second most costly in the nation's history. the agency directly attribute 72 death and the u.s. from sandy at least 87 more deaths indirectly from causes like hypothermia do the power outages and taxes during cleanup efforts. the super storm also caused an estimated $50 billion in damage, the greater than any u.s. hurricane outside of katrina. >> good morning is 7:14 a.m.
donations and the marin board of supervisors and city council. if you receive add voucher you can redeem it for cash from 11 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. this evening. >> new this morning, foreclosure activity is plunging here in california, the monthly foreclosure report released shows for the first time since january of 2007 the golden state did not have the most properties in the country with foreclosure filings. stockton is the only california city now among the top ten in the nation for the highest foreclosure rates. from sacramento this morning, state lawmakers are considering a proposal that will ban police from using condoms as evidence against prostitutes. san francisco assembly man is drafting the bill saying it would save lives because prostitute would not have to choose between safe sex or unprotected sex out of fear of arrest. the bill does not legalize prostitution but other evidence has to be used. >> a $20 million anonymous donation, a sudden windfall for a bay area school and planning under way for what to do. >> no bed, no food, no water. how does that sound? >> sounds like jai
'connor was the city's first female mayor. this morning the headlines are about her gambling habit to which she won and lost $1 billion over a decade. her excuse for doing it may surprise you. >>> we do want to begin this morning with that carnival cruise ship. a passenger has filed a first lawsuit against the cruise line company. mark potter is in mobile, alabama, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that lawsuit was filed in miami by a passenger from texas seeking damages. she accuses carnival cruise lines of negligence and fraud and says that she was "injured as a result of the unseaworthy, unsafe, unsanitary, and generally despicable conditions in "aboard" the "triumph." a spokesperson says the company has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment. meantime, the "triumph" has been moved to a shipyard in mobile, where extensive repairs and cleanup begin as the official incident investigation also begins. because the ship is registered in the bahamas and the event occurred in international waters, the bahamian authority is the lead investigator. both the u.s. coast guard
a battle tonight during the city council this evening. according to the chronicle, the residents approved of the plan to build the new homes but they don't like the plans to bring down the magnolia trees and the chilean trees. earlier this year, the planning commission approved that plan but it's gone back and forth and gone back to appeal twice now and they are planning ong having that meeting later on this evening. there are 25 residents here banning together who say they want the trees to stay here. that's where we stand. pretty big lot. the planning commission meeting expected to begin tonight at about 7:00. we are live here in menlo park. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, brian. >>> 7:05. breaking news. "the associated press" is reporting that president obama will announce in his state of the union address tonight that 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan a year from today. right now, there are 60,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. all combat troops are supposed to leave afghanistan by the end of 2014. that's when the u.s.-led international forces are schedule
in the city of acton. >> authorities say all three people died aboard the helicopter. their names not been released. discovery channel and the show's production company had both release statements expressing their separate the to the victim's family. we will be right back. at embassy suites, you get more delicious moreness every morning with a free breakfast made just the way you like it. with a breakfast like this, you could pretty much handle anything. anything? anything. [ screams ] a rambunctious toddler? of course. uncle ralph? sure. a roman gladiator? you bet. the thing under my bed? why not? ♪ yes. [ female announcer ] get more with embassy suites. book early and save up to 20%. with embassy suites. new griddle-melts to yourime usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4.99. it's an epic breakfast sandwich. >> good morning everyone thank you for waking up with kron 4 morning news. >> is 7:15 a.m.. a chilly star
on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort items -- a red
in rural midland city. about 80 miles from the capital of montgomery. details of the rescue operation are still emerging.and we'll keep you posted. >> pam: only on four -- we have just tracked down new information on the prime suspect. in the kidnapping of kevin collins. the san francisco abduction made national headlines in 19-84. just hours ago, kron4's maureen kelly spoke the man's former employer. >> reporter: dan therrien.who you see in the dmv photo.which kron4 first brought to light last week.was better known as kelly to the people at this south san francisco custom furnishing business. his longtime partner.jack chow.which you see here.worked there for close to eight years.and therrien did some contract painting work for them occasionally. the owner of the business.who didn't want to go on camera was shocked to hear that the home the couple shared in the 80's had been searched last week by cadaver dogs and sfpd cold case investigators in connection to the kevin collins disappearance. she says that the man she knew was very nice and friendly.and that therrien and chow were very
of the peninsula, redwood city leading the way at 74. palo alto at 72. looks good for saturday and then mostly clear but clearer on sunday. we'll get more of a west wind. it looks like a cold system. >>> all right. thank you. a dangerous suspect breaks free from police custody in the east bay. how he escaped and how the reason police stay he -- say he needs to be caught. >>> gambling away a fortune. a mayor of a city won a billion dollars but lost a lot more. where she got the money in the first place. [ male announcer ] tender sirloin and a succulent lobster tail... for an incredible $16.99. share the love this valentine's, with sizzler's steak & lobster. >>> already rather mild for some coast and bay. everything is in on the sunshine party today. a little bit of a breezy pattern. it looks like. 60 to near 70 degrees. >> thank you, steve. >>> 7:13. a republican filibuster is keeping chuck hagel from becoming our country's next secretary of defense. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, members of the gop say they have a good reason to push off a confirmation vote. >> re
that goes into the super bowls, all the rehearsal, not just in new orleans but any city, the question a lot of people were asking last night and this morning is, how could that have happened? do we have any more information about what happened last night? entergy. they're still calling it an abnormality which we were able to figure out ourselves. willie the shame of it is, this had been such a spectacular comeback week for new orleans. it's a great american city. this was a celebration of the city, and everything went so great until there were about 13:22 left in the second half of the super bowl. >> and then we got a good game after that. so i don't think anybody will blame the city for that one. mike, surviving in the dark in new orleans last night, thanks so much. coming up, much more -- >> we'll have a touch football game. >> sounds good. more on the super bowl, the commercials, half-time show coming up a little bit later. for now here is savannah. >> thank you. now to the tense hostage drama in alabama, entering its seventh day. this morning, police say they are still communicating wit
, snow up towards the 3 foot level. new york city's airports resumed their services, but there's an airport here in connecticut. it's not getting -- it is still a mess. we're still -- defy con 5 in terms of the plowing. it has been a very, very difficult situation here, brianna. >> that's right. maybe the only saving grace, it happened on a weekend. but this is certainly something as you mentioned, ashleigh, will take days to recover from. thanks for that. >>> mean time, that urgent dragnet now in the mountains east of los angeles for a rogue ex cop with a vendetta against the lapd. christopher dorner's alleged killing spree began last sunday in irvine, where two people were shot and killed. one of them, the daughter of a police officer. dorner apparently then went to san diego for a couple days, and visited the naval base there. his wallet was found at the san diego airport. early thursday morning, he shot three cops allegedly. one in corona, two in riverside, one of them later died. thursday afternoon, dorner's burning truck was found near big bear lake in the san bernardino
along the city's waterfront, and the arena, as currently designed, would not allow for cruise ship to dock there. the report said the warriors and now working on design 2.0 which would allow for a cruise ship berth on the eastern edge of the proposed arena. >> oil tankers and other large vessels will now restricted from selling the the bay bridge in dense fog. >> the san francisco bay harbor city committee passing the new guidelines. the move comes five weeks after it to oil tankers sideswipe one of the spans towers this is previous video from the party should with abc's avenues of the repairs. under the new rules. ships larger than 1600 gross tons a restricted. >> 49 or 50 degrees to start up the day is a nice start. we will tap out in the '70s. >> yes the darya. we do not have the fog we have seen in the past couple of mornings. looking ahead commit warmer than yesterday. we are forecasting several seventies. including the north bay, south bay, east bay inland valleys. as we head into the weekend it will be sunny and warm however, we will shape of a couple of degrees. full detail
of that city's quiet neighborhoods. kron four's jeff bush shows where it happened and who police are looking for. >> reporter: palo alto police say it happened about this time of day. it was about 5:30 monday afternoon. an 11 year old girl was riding her bike along emerson >> she screamed and pedal faster and he did not go after her but he did yell out and threaten that he was going to kidnap her. ashstreetsouthbound. that's when she says this man was yelling obceneties at her as she approached. that scared her but what scared here even more is when he ran out into the street and tried to grab her. she peddled harder and got away and made it home where she told her parents what had happened to her. take a look at this sketch obtained by kron four. you can see there is a high degree of detail in the sketch. the suspect is described as a white male in his 30's, about 140 to 160 pounds with balding, light color hair and round glasses. palo alto police say they are on the lookout for this man. >> our kids are our most valuable resource and law enforcement takes things very seriously any time a c
to police coverage of the city. robert? >> reporter: this is a police department that never had to deal with a shooting death of any officers ever so right now the police department is closed. the sheriff's department paroling the streets with the california highway patrol. police officers and employees are off grieving and trying to recover. >> reporter: santa cruz police chief held up pictures of the two officers during a news conference today and offered condolences. >> as you could imagine it is devastating on everybody involved. i want to offer condolences to the families families and we mourn together. >> the chief called loren baker a mentor and baker to many in the department and a remarkable detective. >> he was my most skilled investigator with my police department. we are going to miss him. >> reporter: he called elizabeth butler a friend and praised her work as an investigator. >> he found her niche in the investigation of sexual assault cases and that is where her expertise relied. >> reporter: he took on his old role speaking for officers too distraught to comment. >> eve
this boy out. abc's gio benitez is in midland city, alabama, again tonight. >> reporter: five days into this dramatic standoff, we're learning that hostage-taker jimmy lee dykes has been in constant contact with negotiators. letting them send things to that little boy held hostage, 5-year-old ethan. through a pipe leading to the underground bunker. >> he's also allowed us to provide coloring books, medication, toys. and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: it's unclear what kind of medication, but the boy reportedly has adhd and a form of autism. police don't think that dykes has physically harmed the boy. but we know that he has been crying. the bunker has an electric heater. but below the surface, there are near-freezing temperatures. we have learned in a bizarre twist that dykes has questioned that a reporter be sent into the bunker to speak to him. last tuesday, it was just like any other school day. little ethan was sitting in his favorite seat in the front of the bus. >> i looked up. he was threatening to kill us all. he said,
temperatures. this is not the case today. the numbers are on the mild side. it is 34 for the city. 38 currently and pleasanton and 44 currently in fremont. future cast 4 shows by noon will be in mainly 60's. by 2:00 p.m. it will be a lot of spots in the 70. this will be a another fantastic day. a lot of people are excited about the temperatures as well as to be a friday. >> breaking down your afternoon highs at 72 degrees for palo alto and 71 for the off off some of valid. fairfield has a high of 70 and the same goes for danville. downtown san francisco will be at 68 degrees and 69 year high in berkeley. your 7 day or round the bay has changes to talk about. it will be a little bit cooler. the temperatures will be above average. we are really going to mix things up because we will see more in the way of cloud cover. the cold front will drop down from the gulf of alaska. >> we do hold on for later in showers and to the middle of next week. >> we continue to monitor a great ride. even as we are way and to the 6:00 hour we normally see a back up at the bay bridge but we do not. the san mateo bridg
that the airline will recognize there's more opportunity more flights to other cities. san jose international has tried to step out of the shadows of sfo and oakland and lure more passengers. the airport completed a major renovation in 2010 and added a new vip lounge and recently added a nonstop flight to tokyo, that flight is now on hold after the fell aviation administration grounded the dreamliner to investigate safety issues. still, will virgin america be packing more passengers to the nearly empty terminal? this traveler comes here several times a year. >> i think it's great, i love flying out of san jose, i fly out of san francisco a lot because of necessity. >> some of the passengers we talked to today hoped the added competition will save them money. >> it's great to have more options and not have to go to san francisco, helps fill up the air port and have more competitive flight prices. >> virgin america did not want to comment, but in a statement made it clear, they are hoping their features give them an edge. they have wifi and other tech forward ammenities, we think our new flights wi
bunker for nearly a week. mark strassmann is in midland city alabama w new details on the raid that ended with the death of the kidnaper. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on ethan's birthday fbi bomb technicians will be back inside the bunker for looking for and removing improvised explosives. the body will stay at least until this bomb threat is over. >> we're here to celebrate answered prayer. >> reporter: they called it a praise vigil people in ethan's community gathering last night to give thanks the little boy was safely back with his mother. fbi photos show the exterior of the underground bunker. bomb technicians have removed two improvised explosives, one inside the bunker the other inside this pvc pipe that jimmy lee dykes used to talk to negotiators. the standoff ended monday when dykes climbed the eight-foot ladder to get supplies. as he reached up he was off balance and vulnerable. when dykes opened the door rescue team members dropped two stun grenades their loud noises and flashes disoriented. within seconds has members entered the bu
in new york city, tidings of things to come. 31 degrees out on our plaza this morning. snow is on the way. how much snow and when? al will have his forecast in a minute. >> i will. >> savannah guthrie and matt lauer and the aforementioned weather man al roker. >> a big weekend for snl, in the building just across the street from us this weekend. that guy there, justin bieber, will be hosting snl and will be the musical guest. that brings the family to town. this morning pattie mallette, justin's mom is in our studio. lots to talk to her about. we'll do that in a couple minutes. >> we are also going to meet a much younger star, 2-year-old titus, who became an internet sensation sinking all these baskets. he is live in our studio. matt says he can dunk on him. look at this kid. he's amazing. we'll see how good coming up live in just a minute. >> before we get to that, natalie is over at the news desk with today's headlines. >> i'm so impressed by titus. thanks savannah, matt, al. more than 10 million americans are bracing for this massive storm that's threatening to pummel the northeast and
there are new reports about the pope's health. a allen pizzey is in vatican city. >> reporter: pope benedict has been wearing a pacemaker for some time and had an operation eplace to replace the battery three months ago. how much his declining health and the strain of dealing with scand the vatican leaks and sex abuse scandals is only speculation. only a few of his closest aides new in advance. with his brief announcement in latin, benedict set a modern precedent that ensures his t that successors can take the same path, as one cardinal put it he broke a taboo. catholics around the world reacted with surprise some sadness, but overall there was a sense that benedict had done the right thing, for himself and the church. >> it is quite an act of ch. humility for the pope to realize that he can no longer physically and mentally discharge the duties of his office. ♪>> reporte >> reporter: even as benedict's ated t legacy is being debated the struggle for succession has begun behind the scenes. latin americans feel their time come has come and there are several strong candidate
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